Crystallizing Public Opinion has ratings and 22 reviews. Gerry said: Simply a fascinating read – not only educational but reflective of an America ne. I find that there have been minimal societal and cultural changes, since when Edward Bernays published Crystallizing Public Opinion. Few books have been as quietly powerful as Edward L. Bernays’s Crystallizing Public Opinion. First published in , it is a groundbreaking and, as history has .
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Mar 10, Jason Williams rated it liked it Shelves: Be the first to ask a question about Crystallizing Public Opinion. To answer the question as to the stubbornness or malleability of [ the public, let us analyze the press in its relation to public opinion, since the press stands preeminent among the various in- stitutions which are commonly designated as leaders or moulders of the public mind.
What they want and what they get are fused by some mysterious alchemy. Among newspapers, 55 chains con- trolled dailies. It asks questions, and if the answer in word or action is not forthcoming or satisfactory, it turns to other sources for information or relief.
Thomas Paine, in his Common Sensebuilt morale for carrying on the war. Logically his discussion should have been based only upon the sound economic, social and political value of the bill as presented. He had his own Moniteur Universal, and other rigidly censored gazettes sought through propaganda to build up their publics’ awareness of him and increase political ad- herence of the people wherever he came into con- tact with them. The latter, in turn, used the article to obtain sup- port and contributions for relief work.
The business of the public relations counsel is somewhat like the business of the attorney — to advise his client and to litigate his causes for him.
Crystallizing Public Opinion
SCOPE AND FUNCTIONS 33 Further incidents could be given here, illus- trating different aspects of the ordinary daily functions of the public relations counsel—how, for example, the production of “Damaged Goods” in America became the basis of the first notably successful move in this country for overcoming the prudish refusal to appreciate and face the place of sex in human life; or how, more recently, the desire of some great corporations to increase their business was, through the advice of Ivy Lee, their public relations counsel, made the basis of popular education on the importance of brass and copper to civilization.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In Greece, cryetallizing individual came to the fore. Of course this is a generalization but broadly it represented the general viewpoint.
In turn this bolstered individual opinion and the collective voice of the people, and created awareness edwxrd the importance of good relations with the public. The maitre d’hotel was himself something of a national figure.
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During the War, business, through the contribution it made to America’s war machine, regained its self-confidence and initiated new ac- tivities more closely designed to identify itself with the public interest. The public relations counsel works with that vague, little-understood, indefinite material called public opinion. Public opinion must become public conscience. As late as in a study of counsel on public relations, one of a series made by their Policyholder s’ Service Bur- eau, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company listed only two public relations firms widely known in New York — Ivy Lee’s and that of my wife and myself.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt inin the first three planks in an eight-plank program for con- trol of power companies, carried forward the emphasis on publicity that had first appeared in discussion in the late 19th and early 20th Cen- turies. One is that people are stubborn and can’t have their minds changed. She also finds that Crystallizing Public Opinion sometimes attributions quotations to Lippmann crystaplizing do not match the text of Public Opinion at all.
Business began to recognize it was no longer a private but a public affair, and that to survive and develop it must be based on a coincidence of its own and puglic public interest. In the Colonial period religious propaganda was instituted by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, founded by the Anglican Church in 1 70 1.
The crowd unconsciously identifies its members with one or the other competitor. Again, in analyzing the restaurant service of a prominent hotel, he discovers that its menu is built on the desires of the average eater and that a large group of people with children de- sire special foods for them.
These activities helped to inform the public and lessened antagonism. His primary function now is not to bring his clients by chance to the public’s attention, nor to extricate them from difficulties into which they have already drifted, but to advise his clients how positive results can be accomplished in the field of public relations and to keep them from drifting inadvertently into unfortunate or harm- ful situations.
She read the advertisements about silk as a woman reader of the newspapers, and as a member of the women’s group which visited the museums, she saw the silk there. Anna Pitsaros rated it it was amazing Mar 12, The problem of meeting- this rumor which like many rumors had no foundation in fact was not only a difficult but a serious one. Reservations at this hotel for weeks and months ahead were being canceled by persons who had heard the rumor and accepted it im- plicitly.
Their method was to fight words with words.
Business Week published its first special report on public relations on January 23,and an- other on October 1, Press agents, following P. George Gallup launched his American Institute of Public Opinion inthus empha- sizing a scientific approach- to questions of what the public really thought about an idea or object.
In order to do this, it re- alized that it had to impress upon the public the fact that this community, within easy reach of Manhattan, was socially, economically, artisti- cally and morally desirable. The chief prerequisite of this publicity was the fact that an urban civilization was rising. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Crystallizing Public Opinion is about the art and science of Public Relations. In the Middle Ages, society was convinced that there were witches.
I think it’s because there was quite a bit of repetition. The long introduction, added after the first addition, discusses the history of public relations. It is true that in this period a few men, despite prejudice and attack, or perhaps because of them, gained professional stature for themselves and the field and created for it recognition of an identity distinct from that of publicity and press agentry.
Lists of crysta,lizing This is a fairly horrifying manifesto, penned by the “father of public relations” who in the early- to midth century took the theories of his uncle Sigmund Freud and married them to both rhetoric and the logic of capitalism to invent a whole new occupation.
He acts in this capacity as a consultant both In interpreting the public to his client and in helping bernaays interpret his client to the public. Pamphlets put out by the Hohenstauffens Ger- man emperors of the 12th, and 13th, crystllizing began to be employed against Rome itself.
Public opinion, he writes, is becoming more and more a matter of interest, as people seek out information about the world, and as edwarf organizations attempt to create favorable impressions. Waves of conta- gious excitement spread over the land in fashions and public issues.